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Encyclopedia > Backyard breeder

A backyard breeder is a person who practices random or ignorant dog breeding on a small scale. The name is something of a misnomer, as many excellent breeders run small-scale programs in their houses, garages, barns, or backyards Dog breeding is the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens of the same breed to reproduce specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics. ... ... Garage has several meanings: Look up Garage on Wiktionary, the free dictionary In connection with vehicles, a garage has the following meanings: A building attached to or on the grounds of a residence for storing an automobile (UK: car) A garage that is open on at least 2 sides is... A barn in southern Ontario, Canada A barn in Wisconsin A barn in Poland Barn redirects here, for other uses, see Barn (disambiguation). ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The term is meant to refer to people who are ignorant of selective breeding goals and techniques, and are not familiar with the breed standard of their chosen breed of dog. Backyard breeders are motivated by the idea of profit, not realizing that the hobby of animal breeding practiced on a small scale is not usually profitable when one factors in costs such as health, maintenance and pregnancy care. People who have not considered these factors often stint their breeding stock in terms of veterinary care and adequate maintenance, the puppies they produce may have genetic disorders or undisclosed illnesses; it is these people who are disparaged as 'backyard breeders'. Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. ... A breed standard in animal breeding is a set of guidelines which is used to insure that the animals produced by a breeding facility conform to the specifics of the breed. ... A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ...


When such breeding is carried out on a large scale, the venue is called a puppy mill (or puppy farm in Commonwealth English). Puppy mills (known as puppy farms in the UK and Australia) are dog breeding operations that are considered to be disreputable and irresponsible. ... Commonwealth English is intended as a collective term for the perceived standard English language used in the Commonwealth of Nations1, applying in theory to Australian English, British English, Caribbean English, Canadian English, Hiberno-English (Irish English)2, Hong Kong English3, Indian English (includes Pakistani English), formal Malaysia English, New Zealand...


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Backyard breeder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (210 words)
A backyard breeder is a person who practices random or ignorant dog breeding on a small scale.
The term is meant to refer to people who are ignorant of selective breeding goals and techniques, and are not familiar with the breed standard of their chosen breed of dog.
Backyard breeders are motivated by the idea of profit, not realizing that the hobby of animal breeding practiced on a small scale is not usually profitable when one factors in costs such as health, maintenance and pregnancy care.
What is a Backyard Breeder? (650 words)
The worst of the backyard breeders sometimes come to the attention of local animal control authorities, who may negotiate with a breeder who is keeping dogs in truly deplorable conditions to release at least some of the dogs to a shelter.
Backyard breeders may have a few dogs or many, one breed or several.
A backyard breeder who is successful in selling puppies may decide to expand and become a puppy miller -- someone who breeds dogs with profit as the one and only motive and concern.
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